Is Christmas ham already cooked?
Yes, ham is already cooked and can be eaten as-is. Hams from Australian butchers and supermarkets are cured and sometimes smoked. Both these processes will preserve the ham and make it ready-to-eat - but baking your ham again at home can make it even more appealing.
Why you should cook your ham again for Christmas
For a truly festive leg of ham with Christmas flavours, glazing and baking it makes all the difference, and it's so easy! It gives the ham a deliciously sticky and shiny coating, warms it up, and makes it look fantastic for your lunch or dinner spread.
Is Christmas ham served hot or cold?
Christmas ham can be served either hot or cold, depending on your preference. You can pre-glaze and bake your ham, then wrap it in baking paper and foil and chill it before serving. Or, bake it fresh on the day to serve it warm.